Singer. Instrumentalist. Composer. Dancer. Poet. Actor. Educator. Prayerformer.
Her voice interweaves sky & earth, angels & dirt.
Photos: Jim House, Colin DilesTellem, Leland Chapin for Dancing Earth, Sacred Hand Productions, Karla Flores for Dancing Earth
M U S I C
C O L L A B O R A T I O N S
LA LUNA ROSE : MAYA ROSE & ESME OLIVIA
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A B O U T
Esmé Olivia grew up in traditional Tiwa lands known as Albuquerque, NM to a Mestiza Mexican-American mother and Dutch-Jewish father. Her blood is a peace treaty she honors through prayers of dance, poetry and song.
After competing on the 2005 National Poetry Slam Champion team, she received her BA from Hampshire College in multi-disciplinary performance and arts-based education.
She has worked as an artist educator with many groups in New Mexico and beyond, including The Identity Project (theidentityproject.us), ArtWorks, the Institute of American Indian Arts, and the New Mexico School for the Arts. Here is a short video that she created with IAIA after transitioning to virtual learning Spring 2020: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6NHsZbJgbo&t=24s.
Esmé is a company member with Dancing Earth Contemporary Dance Creations. She has worked with them as a movement, theatre, music and teaching artist for the past five years.
Esmé is especially keen on vocal harmonies and exploring how music, dance and storytelling may seed new culture and offer fresh water for the thirsty. She looks forward to releasing her new, multilingual, dance-friendly album to the world in 2023.
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Photos: Sacred Hand Productions (left & top right) & Karmahigh Creations (bottom right)